Monday, February 12, 2018

Become a Substitute Teacher at Pasco Schools

Who: Pasco County Schools and aspiring substitute teachers

What: Substitute Teacher Job Fair

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22

Where: Pasco County Schools district office complex Bldg. 2, 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes

Why: Pasco County Schools is looking for substitute teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

How: Applicants can get on-the-spot interviews for instructional substitute positions.
Candidates must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). Certified substitute teachers can earn up to $160 each day for some long-term assignments. For more information about the event and to register, visit  http://www.pascoschools.org/hreq.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Support Our Athletes at the West Pasco Special Olympics Summer Games

What: West Pasco Special Olympics Summer Games

When: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22

Where: River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey

Why: Support our Special Olympics athletes.

How: Come out to River Ridge High School and cheer on more than 650 west Pasco athletes as they compete in track and field, bocce, cycling, soccer and tennis. The event features free admission and parking, and a concession stand where attendees can purchase lunch and snacks. For more information, contact Valerie Lundin at (727) 774-3062.

Support Our Athletes at the East Pasco Special Olympics Summer Games

What: East Pasco Special Olympics Summer Games

When: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23

Where: Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel

Why: Support our Special Olympics athletes.

How: Come out to Wesley Chapel High School and cheer on more than 600 east and central Pasco athletes as they compete in track and field, bocce, cycling, soccer and tennis. The event features free admission and parking, and a concession stand where attendees can purchase lunch and snacks. For more information and to become a volunteer, contact Valerie Lundin at (727) 774-3062.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

RIDGEWOOD HIGH TO HOST CLOSING CEREMONIES

Who: Ridgewood High School students, alumni, faculty, and staff

What: School Closing Ceremony

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22

Where: Ridgewood High School • 7650 Orchid Lake Rd. • New Port Richey

Why: Ridgewood opened as a junior high school in 1978, and converted to a high school in 1983.  Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the campus will serve as the location for Pasco County’s new technical high school named after Ridgewood’s first principal.  Wendell Krinn Technical High School opens in August 2018.

How: Attendees will gather to commemorate the school’s 40-year history.  This event will feature a community tailgate party, memorabilia sales, a silent auction, opportunities to meet with former RHS teachers and coaches, and a closing ceremony.  The event is free and open to the public.  Click here to RSVP:  http://rhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=76855.  For more information, contact Donna Leonard at (727) 774-3934 or dleonard@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Get Loud! at Wiregrass Ranch High School

Who: Wiregrass Ranch High School students, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, The Spring, and Sunrise of Pasco County

What: Get Loud!

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, during the Wiregrass Ranch vs. Sunlake boys basketball game

Where: Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel

Why: Every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Wiregrass Ranch High School students organized this event to raise awareness about power-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual assault).

How: During the Wiregrass Ranch vs. Sunlake boys basketball game, the students and fans will remain silent until Wiregrass Ranch scores their ninth point. At that point, the gym will erupt, sending the message that we must break the deadly silence about these forms of violence. This event is made possible trough a Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation Community Heroes grant. The students at Wiregrass Ranch High School want to break the silence and encourage students, faculty, and fans to speak out against power-based violence. Students from multiple high schools have created this campaign at their schools to bring awareness to power-based violence. Wiregrass Ranch High School is the first high school in Pasco County to hold a Get Loud! event.

Why is this Important?
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
· 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
· 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
· Only 36 percent of all sexual assault victims ever report the crime to the police.
· 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked.

About Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
The mission of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. The organization is the community’s gateway to help, hope, and healing, and is Tampa Bay’s elite provider of crisis and trauma services. Responding to over 160,000 requests for help each year, the nonprofit agency offers a range of evidence-based programs designed to meet community needs:

• Gateway Contact Center (2-1-1: suicide prevention, crisis counseling, and information and referral services)
• Corbett Trauma Center (trauma counseling and sexual assault survivor services)
• TransCare (9-1-1 emergency and mental health ambulance services, medical van transportation)

For more information regarding the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, visit www.crisiscenter.com

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Media Contact:
Ken Gibson, Director of Marketing & PR
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Cell: 813-410-4129
Email: kgibson@crisiscenter.com

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